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Fifth annual Bowls fundraiser Feb. 8



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The JC Arts Center Bowls event has ceramic bowls that are practical, beautiful and some are just plain whimsical. HATCHER HURD/Staff. (click for larger version)
February 03, 2014
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Everybody wins a bowl at the fifth annual Bowls event that will take place at the Johns Creek Arts Center Feb. 8 from 3 to 7 p.m.

A highlight of this annual Johns Creek Arts Center fundraiser is the chili sampling and cook-off from 4 to 6 p.m. In addition to the bowl of chili, patrons will get to choose a ceramic bowl to take home with the price of a ticket.

Since its beginning, the Bowls fundraiser has become a much anticipated winter event in Johns Creek, said JCAC Director Gail Hisle.

"This is a family-oriented community event that offers pottery aficionados the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind handcrafted ceramic bowls. And it gives local chili chefs the chance to show off their culinary skills in a friendly cooking competition," she said. "And they get to compete for the coveted Chili Master Ceramic Trophy Bowl."

Every year, volunteer ceramic students and instructors from the JC Arts Center create hundreds of handcrafted ceramic bowls specifically for this event. The donation of ceramic bowls is the artists' and instructors' way of "paying back" the JCAC for the classes they have to pursue their art.

Each patron gets to vote for their favorite chili cook as well as take home a unique handcrafted bowl created by one of the arts center's talented artisans. Proceeds from Bowls provide much needed support for the arts center, a nonprofit institution, providing quality arts education throughout the North Fulton area.

Tickets for Bowls are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. They may be purchased online or in person at the Johns Creek Arts Center. There is no charge for children to attend this event.

The purchase of a ticket entitles each patron to a handmade bowl of their choice, a sampling of the chili and other refreshments.

Additional bowls will be available for purchase, and there will also be a silent auction of lovely high-quality larger ceramic pieces. Bowls will also feature musical entertainment, ceramic demonstrations and the opportunity to try working with clay in the JCAC ceramic studio.

For information or to purchase tickets for this event, contact the Johns Creek Arts Center at 770-623-8448 or visit the website at www.johnscreekarts.org.

JC Arts Center Bowls fundraiser

Saturday, Feb. 8 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Tickets: $25 per family at door;

$20 advance available

Go to www.johnscreekarts.org

or the JC Arts Center for tickets at

6290 Abbotts Bridge Road

Building 700

Johns Creek, Ga.

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